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Fatuma Gedi Lands Govt Job After MPs Approval

  •  Azimio La Umoja politician, Fatuma Gedi, was among the seven nominees unanimously approved to join the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) on Thursday, December 8. 

    Members of the National Assembly agreed with the report of the Finance and Planning Committee and recommended its approval.

    Gedi and her colleagues will now be sworn in as commissioners who will serve for a period of five years.

    Among those who were also approved by the National Assembly were Benedict Muasya Mutiso, Jonas Vincent Kuko, Isabel Nyambura Waiyaki and Hadija Nganyi, nominated by Kenya Kwanza.

    National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula during a session on Thursday, October 6, 2022..jpg

    National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula during a session on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

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    George Midiwo and Wilfred Koi-tamet who were were nominated by the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition alongside Gedi. 

    The former Jubilee Party candidate for the Wajir women representative election recently suffered multiple defeats at the county and the National Assembly levels.

    She also lost the election after being trounced by the Orange Democratic Movement’s (ODM) candidate Fatuma Abdi Jehow.

    At the Parliament, Gedi lost to nine other candidates who were elected to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).

    Meanwhile, she and six others were approved to join CRA from hundreds of Kenyans who applied for the opportunities. 

    The clerk of the National Assembly on Friday, November 25, revealed that both the Senate and the National Assembly had received 139 and 37, respectively.

    Among those who applied through the Senate were Kisii County Senatorial Aspirant Omingo Magara, Former Director General of the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) Francis Meja, former nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura, Nairobi Deputy Gubernatorial aspirant Philip Kaloki and Priscilla Nyokabi.

    The National Assembly, on the other hand, received the names of Wiper Party Chairman Chirau Ali Mwakwere, Jubilee’s Fatuma Gedi and ODMs Jalang’o Midiwo.

    CRA is an independent agency under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    According to Article 215, CRA’s core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the national and the county governments.

    Azimio members led by minority leader Opiyo Wandayi pose for a photo after being cleared to vie for EALA on November 9, 2022

    Azimio members led by minority leader Opiyo Wandayi pose for a photo after being cleared to vie for EALA on November 9, 2022

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